Nick Rizzo has spent 13 years playing professional football in England, Italy and Australia with Clubs including Liverpool FC, Crystal Palace FC, Wimbledon FC, Ternana and Perth Glory. Nick Rizzo has represented Australia at all levels possible Under 17, Under 20, Olyroos and the Socceroo’s. He is committed and passionate about sharing his vast knowledge and experience as a professional footballer with young upcoming footballers.
The aim of the Nick Rizzo International Football Academy is to train and nurture young players that are keen and committed to improve on all aspects of their football skills and sportsmanship.
NICK RIZZO started playing football like any other young boy at his local club Queens Park in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. A local boy from Bronte, Nick Rizzo had the dream of one day playing professionally in Europe and also playing for the Socceroos.
Rizzo played in the Eastern Suburbs till under 13’s age group where he decided that a move to the famous Sydney Olympic was needed to further his footballing career. After turning in strong performances in the U/14’s and U/15’s Rizzo was spotted by the then ex Socceroo Peter Katholos and at the tender age of 15 was promoted to play for Sydney Olympic’s U/21 national youth league side where Peter Katholos was head coach.